28 terms

Module 4: Technology Skills

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attach
(v) to include a file with an email message
attachment
(n) a file that is included with an email message
click
(v) the action of pressing quickly on the top of a mouse
document
(n) a file that you typed in a program like MicroSoft Word or Google Docs
essential
(adj) describes something that is necessary; something that must be included
Essential Skills
(n) the 9 key skills that the federal government has identified as being necessary for success in work, learning, and life in Canada
file
(n) a single piece of information like a document, an image, or an mp3
folder
(n) a place to store several files together
hard skills
(n) skills that must be learned in a formal way, through a course, through self-study, or through on-the-job training
hardware
(n) digital devices (computer, laptop, tablet, cell phone) and accessories (headphones, speakers, USB sticks)
hover
(v) to move the cursor without clicking so that it is over an image or text on the screen; to mouse over
infographic
(n) a visual image that gives information
jack
(n) the part of a headphone that plugs into the port
keyboard
(n) the part of a computer or other electronic device that allows you to type letters, numbers, and symbols on the screen
keywords
(n) the main words in a sentence; the words you use when looking for information on a search engine
port
(n) a small opening on a digital device where you can plug in a USB device, headphones, or other device
QWERTY keyboard
(n) the keyboard that is used in English-speaking countries
settings
n) the way that your digital device is set up; this includes language, privacy, notifications, etc.
shortcut
(n) an alternative, shorter way of doing something
skill
(n) the ability to do something well; something that you have learned to do well
soft skills
(n) skills that are learned through experience
software
(n) programs that allow your digital device to function
spell check
(n) a tool that checks the spelling in a document or message
text
(n) words on a computer screen
(v) to send someone a written message using a smartphone
transferable skills
(n) skills that can be used in different situations or contexts
tutorial
(n) a short, interactive session that helps you learn how to do something
USB stick
(n) a small storage device that plugs into the USB port on a computer or laptop
word-processing
(n) the action of using a program like Microsoft Word or Google Docs to create an online text document